All of these albums have produced 65 singles, 25 of which have reached number 1 on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts. His Soul2Soul II Tour is one of the highest-grossing tours in country music history, and one of the top 5 among all genres of music.
He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
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She lived in the same apartment building as Tug McGraw, who was playing baseball for Jacksonville. When she became pregnant with McGraw as a teen, D'Agostino's parents sent her to Louisiana to live with relatives.
Raised in the Louisiana towns of Delhi  and Richland Parish , McGraw grew up believing his stepfather, Horace Smith, was his father and until he met his biological father, McGraw's last name was Smith. At age 11, McGraw discovered his birth certificate while searching in his mother's closet to look for a picture for a school project.
Following the discovery, McGraw learned from his mother who his biological father was and she took him to meet the elder McGraw for the first time. After that time, the two formed a relationship and remained close until the former baseball star's death in As a child, McGraw played competitive sports, including baseball, even before the knowledge of who his father was and his professional baseball career.
Following high school graduation, he attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship and pledged as a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
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During college, McGraw learned to play guitar, and would frequently perform and sing for money. He has claimed his roommates often hid the guitar because he was so bad. After the move, he attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville for one term, and occasionally sat in with local bands.
McGraw came to the attention of Curb Records in After cutting a demo single, McGraw gave a copy to his father. A man who was friends with Curb Records executives heard the demo while driving with Tug one day and recommended that Curb contact the young singer. Several weeks later, he was able to play his tape for Curb executives, after which they signed him to a recording contract.
None made country Top 40 and the album itself did not chart. McGraw's second album, entitled Not a Moment Too Soon , was much more successful than his self-titled debut, and it was the best-selling country album of Its first single, " Indian Outlaw ", resulted in some considerable controversy, as critics argued that it presented Native Americans in a patronizing way.
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The song also "helped cement his image as a ruggedly good-looking guy with a sensitive side. The fifth and final single " Refried Dreams " reached number 5.
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McGraw's third studio album, All I Want , was released in Just like its predecessor, this album debuted at No. The album even sold over 2 million copies in the United States and reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hill broke off her engagement to her former producer Scott Hendricks so that she and McGraw could start dating each other; they then married on October 6, The singer's fourth album, 's Everywhere was released in It topped the country charts as well, and reached No.
McGraw's fifth album, A Place in the Sun , continued his streak in , debuting atop both the US country and pop album charts  and selling 3 million copies. Over , of those copies were sold during its first week, making this the singer's first number 1 opener on the Billboard It produced another four number one hits on the U.
McGraw recorded two more duets with his wife in the lates, both of which appeared on her albums. In , McGraw released his first Greatest Hits album, which topped the country albums charts for nine weeks and sold nearly 6 million copies, making this one of the biggest-selling albums in the modern country market. In the latter half of the year, he and Hill went out on the Soul2Soul Tour , playing to sellout crowds in 64 venues, including Madison Square Garden.
The tour was one of the top tours of any genre in the U. It was also the leading country tour of While in Buffalo, New York , McGraw and Kenny Chesney became involved in a scuffle with police officers after Chesney attempted to ride a police horse.
McGraw came to Chesney's aid after police officers nearby believed the horse was being stolen and tried to arrest him. The two were arrested and charged with assault, but were later cleared. During a concert with the George Strait Country Music Festival several weeks later, Hill, dressed as a police officer, made an unscheduled appearance at the end of McGraw's set and led him off the stage.
That song topped the country charts. Hungry for more of his music, fans downloaded a version of his performance of the song "Things Change" from his appearance at the Country Music Association Awards Show. The song was played extensively on radio, becoming the first country song to appear on the charts from a fully downloaded version.
Unlike rock music — where it is commonplace for touring bands to provide the music on albums recorded by the artist they support, country albums are typically recorded with session musicians.
All of the Dancehall Doctors have worked with McGraw since at least Their lineup includes:. The album debuted at No. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Schmit of the Eagles on "Illegal". His eighth album, 's Live Like You Were Dying , continued the singer's record of commercial success. The album's first single and its title track was dedicated to his father Tug McGraw , who died of a brain tumor earlier in the year, was an ode to living life fully and in the moment.
In late , his unlikely duet with hip hop artist Nelly on " Over and Over became a crossover hit,  spending 10 weeks atop the top 40 chart. The song also spent a week at the top of the charts in the United Kingdom, becoming McGraw's first hit single in Britain and Nelly's third number one hit in the country after " Dilemma " and " My Place ".
The alternate lyrics, which changed each week, would make reference to plays during Sunday's games, and the song would be played alongside video highlights during halftime on Monday Night Football. In a special gesture, the couple donated all of the profits from their performance in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina relief.
Although the official single version features only Lawrence's vocals, many stations have opted to play the version with McGraw and Chesney instead. This marked McGraw's first No. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at No. McGraw also produced the debut album of country music duo Halfway to Hazard. The duo's first single, "Daisy", peaked at No.
The album was released on April 25, In May , he hit the road with the Live Your Voice tour. The mainly-outdoor arena concert tour was his first solo outing in nearly three years.
In July , the album's sixth single and its title track, " Let It Go ", was released to country radio. McGraw released his third greatest-hits package, Greatest Hits 3 on October 7, The album features 12 tracks.
In November , a judge granted McGraw permission to record music for another label, ending his relationship with Curb Records that began in On May 21, , however, he signed with Big Machine Records. It was followed immediately by the announcement of the Sundown Heaven Town Tour.
McGraw's eighth greatest hits album, Love Story , is a compilation of his twelve biggest love songs and two previously unreleased recordings. It was released exclusively through Walmart on February 4, , by Curb Records.
On August 10, , McGraw released a new single to digital retailers, titled " Top of the World ", which was later released to radio on August 17, as the lead single to his third studio album for Big Machine Records.
It reached at number 3 on the Country Airplay in February Prior to the commencement of the tour it was reported that McGraw, alongside Hill, had signed a new deal with Sony Music Nashville.
The signing also indicated the release of a duet album between the couple, and that multiple solo recordings would be produced.
McGraw has occasionally served as a record producer in collaboration with Byron Gallimore , who has co-produced all of his albums. McGraw and Gallimore also produced the only album released by The Clark Family Experience in , and Halfway to Hazard 's self-titled debut album.
McGraw's first acting appearance came in a episode of The Jeff Foxworthy Show , where he played Foxworthy's rival.
Later in the same year, McGraw received critical acclaim as the overbearing father of a running back in the major studio Texas high school football drama Friday Night Lights.
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The Dallas Observer said the role was "played with unexpected ferocity by country singer Tim McGraw". McGraw's first lead role was in the film Flicka , which was released in theaters October 20, In addition to acting in Flicka , McGraw served as executive producer of the soundtrack album, which was released by his record label, StyleSonic Records, in association with Curb Records and Fox films.
The movie proved to be another success in the DVD market, and has sold over a million copies, debuting at No. McGraw played a bitter, angered widower whose wife was killed in the terrorist attack that is the centerpiece of the movie. The Blind Side is based on the true story of Michael Oher , a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in and adopted by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential.
Macy and Dwight Yoakam. In , when McGraw first reached fame, he established the annual Swampstock event. It began as a charity softball game to raise money for hometown little league programs; the event now includes a celebrity softball game and a multi-artist concert that attracts over 11, fans per year.
The combined events have funded new Little League parks and equipment, and have established college scholarship funds for students in the northeast Louisiana area. Beginning in , McGraw would pick select cities on each tour, and the night before he was scheduled to perform, would choose a local club and host a quickly-organized show.
This tour-within-a-tour became known as "The Bread and Water Tour", and all proceeds from the show would go to a charity from that community. MusiCares supports musicians in times of need.
His charity focus particularly on health issues. The Tim McGraw Foundation raises funds to enhance the quality of life of children and adults with brain tumors.
He supports the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the David Foster Foundation, which helps families of children in need of organ transplants, and Musicians on Call, which brings music to hospital patients' bedsides. He also performs during dinners and auctions to benefit children with disabilities. In the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina , McGraw who was raised in Mississippi , joined groups taking supplies to Gulfport, Mississippi.
The two also hosted several charity concerts to benefit those who were displaced by the storm.